FOOD

Peppermint ganache

Take a hint from Mother Nature and go green with a little help from peppermint extract, a few drops of green food colouring, white chocolate and cream.
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Take a hint from Mother Nature and go green with a little help from peppermint extract, a few drops of green food colouring, white chocolate and cream.

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

Method

1.Make the macarons following the Foundation macaron recipe (see linked recipes), adding green food colouring.
2.To make mint ganache, put chocolate buttons and cream in a heatproof bowl 
set over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure bottom of bowl does not touch water, until chocolate is melted. 
Add peppermint extract and extra food colouring and stir well. Set aside for 30-40 minutes or until ganache has thickened.
3.Spoon ganache into a piping bag 
fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe 
a little ganache onto 1 macaron, then sandwich with a second macaron. Repeat with remaining macarons and ganache. 
Serve immediately, or arrange on oven trays and refrigerate or freeze overnight.

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